Connecticut Press Club

Welcome to the Connecticut Press Club.

The Connecticut Press Club, a sub-chapter of the National Federation of Press Women, is the most dynamic organization for writers in Connecticut and Westchester.

Our members are staff reporters, editors, freelance writers, authors, publicists, and instructors. We know that we are living and working in a world of multi-platform communications and we are preparing ourselves for changes in our professions.

Our goal is to help writers take their careers to the next level. We provide quality dinner programs and casual watering hole meetings in venues that are small enough for writers to network with each other and with high profile editors, literary agents, and other decision-makers who are looking for new writers. Recent speakers included Angela Santomero, creator of Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues and PBS's Super WHY!, authors Darice Bailer, Michele Pace Hofbauer and Marianne Prokop (writing as M.W. Penn), editors from Town&Country, SmartMoney, Forbes, Barron's, Fast Company, New York, Shape Magazine, Bottom Line/Health, Yankee, Connecticut, Westchester, Stamford Plus/Norwalk Plus, Ridgefield/Bedford, and Fairfield/Wilton magazines, editors from The New York Times (regional section), sports writers from The Washington Post, SportingNews and, editors from Crown Publishing, Viking Children's Books, Sourcebooks, HarperCollins, GPP, and Praeger International Security, literary agents Matthew Carnicelli, Tracy Brown, and Rita Rosenkranz, and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. Keep checking our website for updates on new speakers and events and to read our most recent quarterly newsletter, Press Clips

We are also open to suggestions about new programs and new venues because we all share the same goals. Won't you please join us?

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Tuesday, November 12th -- Common Core & YA/Children's Books
See all the details on our Programs page.

The best of all worlds!

The Connecticut Press Club is partnering with AvantGuild for tie-in memberships. Join AvantGuild and get access to discounted courses and NexisLexis access, transcripts from seminars and panel discussions, how to pitch series, and lots more. Connecticut Press Club members can join AvantGuild and get a $10.00 discount. Visit

AvantGuild members can join the Connecticut Press Club and get a $5.00 discount on first year membership and network with high profile editors, socialize with other writers, get listed in our membership directory, post news, and discounts on programs.

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